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Image preview in ASL requesters

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:56 am
by walkero
It would be great to have a preview of images in the ASL requesters. For example, when someone tries to select a backdrop, and he is in a folder with wallpapers, it would be super great to have a small thumb image at the right of the ASL window to show the clicked image.

Do you believe that something like that is doable?

Re: Image preview in ASL requesters

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:22 pm
by Hypex
Good idea! It gets a bit naff to open a Workbench window and open up images in order to find out what they look like. Then try and remember the file name in the requester. :D

Re: Image preview in ASL requesters

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:21 am
by broadblues
Hypex wrote:Good idea! It gets a bit naff to open a Workbench window and open up images in order to find out what they look like. Then try and remember the file name in the requester. :D



If you were a real amiga user you'd rememeber you don't need to remeber the filename just drop the file on the application or the filerequester.

And on recent workbenchs you can set the view mode to previews so you don't need to open the image to see what it looks like.

Re: Image preview in ASL requesters

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:23 am
by broadblues
walkero wrote:It would be great to have a preview of images in the ASL requesters. For example, when someone tries to select a backdrop, and he is in a folder with wallpapers, it would be super great to have a small thumb image at the right of the ASL window to show the clicked image.

Do you believe that something like that is doable?


I'm sure it's "doable" but it would make the requester sluggish and unresponsive.

Re: Image preview in ASL requesters

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:02 am
by tonyw
Look how long it takes Windows to open a directory with just a few images...

Re: Image preview in ASL requesters

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:44 pm
by billyfish
Unless I'm getting it wrong, it's not to show all of the images in the given directory, it's to see a thumbnail of the image for whichever file is currently selected in the file browser part of the requester. If so I can't see why that would be slow as it would only be be showing a single thumbnail at any one time. I'd be surprised, and worried about the underlying code, if that made the requester sluggish and unresponsive.

Good tip about the drag and drop Andy, not sure about the real amiga user bit though, I'm farly sure we're all mostly real! :-)

Re: Image preview in ASL requesters

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:54 am
by Hypex
broadblues wrote:If you were a real amiga user you'd rememeber you don't need to remeber the filename just drop the file on the application or the filerequester.


I only have OS3.9 on my real Amiga. ;-)

But not all applications work like this. Some are a bit stubborn and don't allow drag and drop. So it's good ASL can still be used this way.